The idea of “writing great stories” was inspired, and continues to be inspired, by the writings and lives of authors and doers. 

Harry Truman famously commented that, “All leaders are readers.” 

We created this bookshelf for leaders of every age, to help inspire you on your own journey of writing great stories.

We don’t promise these books will change your life – but we also don’t promise that they won’t.

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Kelsey Timmerman

Where Am I Wearing?

Warning: This is a dangerous one. The author’s stealth combination of humor and personal stories will have you walking in the flip flops of the very real people who make our clothes. Numbers are easy to forget, but names and stories are not.

“The people who make our clothes are poor. We are rich, it’s natural to feel guilty, but guilt or apathy or rejection of the system does nothing to help the workers.”

Steven Pressfield

The War of Art

Fellow creatives and entrepreneurs – need a kick to get moving toward that big scary whatever-it-is you dream of doing? This is that kick.

“Creative work is not a selfish act or a bid for attention on the part of the actor. It’s a gift to the world and every being in it. Don’t cheat us of your contribution. Give us what you’ve got.”

Greg McKeown


“The disciplined pursuit of less”  is a refreshing reset for anyone who is feeling spread too thin and ineffective in the areas of life that matter most.

“Essentialism is not about how to to get more things done; it’s about how to get the right things done... It is about making the wisest possible investment of your time and energy in order to operate at our highest point of contribution by doing only what is essential.”

Michelle Mulder

Pocket Change

Covering a wide range of topics from the origins of currency to food programs started by kids, Pocket Change is an easy, engaging read to help your family consider it’s relationship with money and possessions and the global economy - all in child-friendly language.

“Environmental destruction. Poverty. Depression. People are working hard to solve each of these problems. But some believe that all three are linked, and that we can solve them all at the same time by changing our relationship with money and to each other.”